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How to Reach Alleppey

Allepey the backwater destination of Kerala is famous for its beautiful backwater destinations, houseboats, houseboat cruises and seafood. If you are looking for an idyllic retreat amidst the emerald green waters, palm fringed shores and lush acres of greenery then Kerala Backwaters is the ideal destination for you.

Alleppey By Air (Flight):

The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Kochi Airport which is located 54kms away from Alleppey. Another important airport near Alleppey is Trivandrum Airport which is at a distance of 154kms.

Alleppey By Rail:

Alleppey is connected to the major cities of Kerala like Cochin, Kottayam, Changanassery and Chengannur. There are ferry services to Alleppey where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters.

Alleppey By Road:

Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha, located in the southern Indian state and home to the famous backwaters of Kerala. This beautiful city is well-connected to its neighboring cities and other major states of India such as Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kozhikode, and Chennai. One can easily plan a road trip to Alleppey. 

Travel by Own Car

Trip to Alleppey via private/own car has a lot of interesting spectacles to offer. During the road trip, the sights are really beautiful if you choose to travel in your car. You can experience the city's attractions and the calmness of villages along with the natural beauties such as valleys, and rivers.

Fastest Routes:

Bangalore to Alleppey by Road:

The traveling route between Bangalore to Alleppey is extremely beautiful. You can easily plan a weekend trip to Alleppey from Bangalore. The fastest route from Bangalore to Alleppey is from NH 44 and NH 544.

 
Bangalore to Alleppey by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Bangalore – Salem – Coimbatore – Thrissur – Kochi - Alleppey
595 km (approx.)
11 hours 31 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route: 
Bangalore – Salem – Coimbatore – Thrissur – Kochi - Alleppey

Distance: 595 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 11 hours 31 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route 

  • Kiliyur Falls
  • Pagoda Point
  • Vydehi Falls
  • Adiyogi Shiva Statue
  • Thrissur Zoo
  • Athirapally Falls

Restaurants along the route

  • Saravana Bhawan
  • Anna Lakshmi Restaurant
  • Afghan Grill
  • Madurai Vegetarian
  • Sutra Restaurant

Road Conditions

  • From Bangalore to Salem, you will drive on NH 44 and it is in excellent condition.
  • Then you will take a turn on NH 544. The road condition till Coimbatore is good and you will enjoy a smooth ride.
  • The road conditions from Coimbatore to Thrissur is not good. This patch is narrow as well as bumpy. After that the roads are good and you will enjoy a smooth ride.

Chennai to Alleppey by Road:

The route from Chennai to Alleppey is scenic and smooth. There are several routes among which the best route from Chennai to Alleppey will take you from NH 32, NH 132, NH 38, NH 83, NH 45, and NH 182.
 
Chennai to Alleppey by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Chennai – Ulunderpet – Dindigul – Kumily - Alleppey
710 km (approx.)
13 hours 25 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route: 
Chennai – Ulunderpet – Dindigul – Kumily - Alleppey

Distance: 710 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 13 hours 25 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route 

  • Veedur Dam
  • Ulagalantha Perumal Temple
  • Palani Murugan Temple
  • Abraham Spice Garden

Restaurants along the route

  • Vasantha Bhawan
  • Hotel Manjal Nila
  • Selvam Restaurant
  • Coffee Garden
  • Grandma’s Cafe

Road Conditions

Due to the national highways, most of the route is well-made, which makes the entire trip pleasant.

Kochi to Alleppey by Road:

The road trip from Kochi to Alleppey is scenic and takes you via NH 66. Traveling to the backwater of Alleppey allows you to delight in the breathtaking views along the way.
 
Kochi to Alleppey by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Kochi – Thoppumpady Road – Convent Square Junction – Cullen Road - Alleppey
53 km (approx.)
01 hours 15 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route: 
Kochi – Thoppumpady Road – Convent Square Junction – Cullen Road - Alleppey

Distance: 53 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 01 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route 

  • Marine Drive 
  • St. Mary’s Forane Church
  • Chellanam Beach
  • Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

Restaurants along the route

  • Indian Coffee House 
  • Mariya Restaurant 
  • Gandhi’s Restaurant 
  • Cafe Pumpkin
  • Hotel Aryaas Veg

Road Conditions

Kochi to Alleppey roads are in good conditions and smooth. There is traffic on this route during the daytime but at night there are fewer vehicles on the road which makes the road trip comfortable.